Our yearbook highlight this week is “The Statesman”, published by the student body of Delaware State College, n.k.a. Delaware State University. DSU was established May 15, 1891, by the Delaware General Assembly. In 1893, to more clearly distinguish the school from Delaware College in Newark, the school was formally renamed the State College for Colored … More The Bicentennial Year at Delaware State University
Wilmington Friends School is a preschool-12th grade school in Alapocas, just outside Wilmington, Delaware. The school was founded in 1748 by members of the Wilmington Monthly Meeting of Friends (a.k.a. Quakers). The Society of Friends is a Christian denomination founded in the mid 1600’s by George Fox in England. One of the most famous Quakers … More Wilmington Friends School, 1967
What was it like to be a young American lady pursuing higher education in 1880? The entire 1880-81 catalog of Wesleyan Female College, which was located in Wilmington, Delaware, is presented in this post. This pamphlet covers various aspects of the college including the names of the faculty, board of trustees, and students; courses of … More Wesleyan Female College
Felton is a small town in Kent County Delaware, just south of Dover. Our featured Delaware yearbook is the “Echo”, published by the school in 1951. Unlike modern yearbooks which usually have very sophisticated formats, we see in Felton’s “Echo” a folksy and simple presentation of the school’s student body and staff.
We tour the life and times of Wilmington High School in 1993 this week. The school was located on Lancaster Avenue at DuPont Road in northern Delaware. Several unique segments are presented in the school’s yearbook “Beyond Imagination” such as “If I Had A Million Dollars”, “Did You Know?” ,”Adopt a Freshman” and “My Favorite … More A Visit To Wilmington High School in the 1990’s
Nestled on the Delaware River just north of the gateway to the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal is the placid town of Delaware City. Our featured yearbook is from the town’s high school, Gunning Bedford Jr. High School in 1965. This item, as with a previously highlighted “Gunner” was formerly owned by a student of the … More “The Gunner”, 1965
This week we visit the year 1950 at the University of Delaware with a tour of the “Blue Hen” yearbook. in 1950, Harry S. Truman is President of the United States. In late June, North Korea storms into South Korea with the aid of Russian military equipment: the Korean War begins. The Commander of U.N. … More The Blue Hen of 1950